Hilton Head Christian Academy will present the musical “The Sound of Music” from March 22-24.
The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, “The Sound of Music” is based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers that captures a personal tale of growth and hope amid the horrors of World War II. The young and free-spirited postulant, Maria Rainer, has trouble fitting into the rules of Nonnberg Abbey and is commissioned by Mother Abbess to serve as governess for the motherless Von Trapp children. Maria transforms the family home from a somber place to one filled with joy and music. In the process, Maria wins the hearts of the children – and their widower father, Captain Von Trapp.
Lead actors in the show, directed by Michelle McElroy, are Elliott Lentz, Daniel Harrington, Samantha Norton, Caden Becker, Addeline Lentz , Christian Becker, Emmelia Lentz, Millie Gilbreath, Ella Kate Green, Clay Holmberg , Jaycey Robinson and Emma Stewart.
Story behind the show
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The beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family will thrill audiences with its Tony, Grammy and Academy Award winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song, “The Sound of Music.” “The Sound of Music” is a favorite show spanning generations with most fans having grown up watching it.
“This is a show our creative team has wanted to tackle for years, and, with several successful seasons under our belts paired with an all-star lineup of kids, we finally felt the time was right,” McElroy said. She explained that the cast of “Sound of Music” are very seasoned performers and are frequently spotted in community productions at the Arts Centre of Coastal Carolina, Main Street Youth Theatre, May River Theatre and Magnolia Theatre.
Behind the scenes
McElroy sets the bar high for each musical, incorporating an attention to detail with the set, costumes, vocal and dance. This show has been extra special due to the casting of two sets of real-life siblings as Von Trapps. Add to it a full orchestra led by James Berry and choreography by Patti & Cassie Mauer.
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